Goose Chase

Goose Chase

by Patrice Kindl

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Overview

Her name is Alexandria Aurora Fortunato, and she is as lovely as the dawn. But that is only one of her problems. There’s also the matter of those three magical gifts of treasure bestowed on her by a mysterious old woman. And King Claudio the Cruel wants to marry her for her beauty and her wealth, and so does his rival, Prince Edmund of Dorloo. Those are two more problems. And, worst of all, she is locked in a tower, with a grille of iron bars and several hundred tons of stone between her and freedom. Some days Alexandria wishes she looked like a pickled onion. Clearly the only thing to do is escape—and, with the aid of her twelve darling goose companions, that’s precisely what Alexandria does.

So begins the adventure of Patrice Kindl’s beguiling heroine. Her flight will take her to strange lands and lead her into perilous situations, all of which the plucky Alexandria views with a wry and witty spirit. Here is a sprightly tale of magic and romance, in which those geese play a most surprising role.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547331645
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/24/2010
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 832,522
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Patrice Kindl's first novel, Owl in Love, was an ALA Notable Book for Children, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an SCBWI Golden Kite Award Honor Book. She lives in Middleburgh, New York.

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Goose Chase 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good if you are into prince/princess/fantasy stuff. If you like this you might like princess academy (not sure if i spelled that right) but i really liked it. Dont you wish sometimes if you could auctully like in a story? Well this is one of my dream stories. Oh, and there are many twists and suprises in this story. LOVE IT!!!!!
Booklover010 More than 1 year ago
FUN!!!
smg-cfindlay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was a beautiful book about friendship and about staying together through everything no matter what. It was breathtaking and I found myself not wanting to go out but wanting to just sit at home and read.
HippieLunatic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even as a fan of all things fairy-tale, I could not come to embrace this story. The characters were flat or more flawed than i could forgive, and if I cannot love a character, I cannot attach myself to their story.
Bookish59 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun, silly and quick read; a fairytale and love story. Very cute.
selkie_girl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be tiresome and a pain to get through. Neither the goose girl nor the prince seem to have sort of intellegence nor common sense. The books ending had a rather sour taste to it. It is just a bit of fluff but still not very good at all.
smg626 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Goose Girl" begins with "The King killed my canary today" instead of the standard fairytale, "Once upon a time...". This sets the tone for the humor of this story. The language is also spoken in old English which adds to the feel for the period. I enjoyed Goose Girls' independence and feel young woman might be inspired by her continued wit and cleverness.
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I havnot read it yet, but ihave herd about it. I think itis good from what i heard. I wouldhave bought it, if it didnot cost so much!
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pinkfairytale More than 1 year ago
This book is so good! Originating from a Grimm fairytale it was changed to a funny and engaging story. This girl was no normal princess-actually she wasn't even a princess!!! This story mixes up Rupunzel and the 7 geese to create a fun filled fairytale. The heroin in this story is kind to an elderly witch and is given the gift of beauty along with the normal golden hair that princesses have except that her hair sheds gold...This makes her sought after by two kingdoms both who want her to provide for their kingdoms through marrige...little do they know she is no normal girl wanting to be carried off by a handsom prince... This story had me laughing and I can't remember any suggestive content.This is a great book for girls of all ages!
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romance-nut More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adored this book! The story was unique and the characters were charming (Welll some of them). Although I thought that maybe there should have been an epilogue to continue the ending but other than that it was a great book.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Many would think Alexandria Aurora Fortunato to be blessed. She is not only extraordinarily beautiful, but gold pours from her hair and diamonds fall in place of her tears. However, truthfully, she has been cursed with these gifts ever since an old hag showed up at Alexandria's humble cottage and begged for a bite to eat. As a reward for Alexandria's kindness, a spell was cast--and Alexandria's life changed forever.

No longer a simple goose girl, Alexandria is kept locked in a tower where she is forced to sew every last stitch on her gold wedding gown. When the last stitch is finished, she will be forced to marry either King Claudio the Cruel or the dim-witted Prince Edmund from the neighboring country. Both want her only for her wealth, and Alexandria knows she must find a chance to escape. Luck is on the way, and she manages to run away with the help of her flock of enchanted geese. Now her real adventures are set to begin!

Along the way, she and her goose friends have magical adventures involving hungry ogresses, a bumbling prince, dark dungeons, and a special set of royal jewels. Add in a sprinkling of romance and you get a good fantasy novel with a fairytale spin that every girl can enjoy! The character, Alexandria, is strong, witty, brave, and a perfect heroine for this awesome novel. An exciting and twisting plot will keep readers entertained for hours, but will there be a happy ending? Read the book to find out more!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read Goose Chase countless times and each time I thoroughly enjoy its complex, often comical characters, fantastical setting and captivating plot. With the princess Alexandra as the narrator, this book takes unexpected, twisting turns throughout and keeps the reader entertained until the last page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many would think Alexandria Aurora Fortunato to be blessed. She is not only extraordinarily beautiful, but gold pours from her hair and diamonds fall in place of her tears. However, truthfully, she has been cursed with these gifts ever since an old hag showed up at Alexandria's humble cottage and begged for a bite to eat. As a reward for Alexandria's kindness, a spell was cast--and Alexandria's life changed forever. No longer a simple goose girl, Alexandria is kept locked in a tower where she is forced to sew every last stitch on her gold wedding gown. When the last stitch is finished, she will be forced to marry either King Claudio the Cruel or the dim-witted Prince Edmund from the neighboring country. Both want her only for her wealth, and Alexandria knows she must find a chance to escape. Luck is on the way, and she manages to run away with the help of her flock of enchanted geese. Now her real adventures are set to begin! Along the way, she and her goose friends have magical adventures involving hungry ogresses, a bumbling prince, dark dungeons, and a special set of royal jewels. Add in a sprinkling of romance and you get a good fantasy novel with a fairytale spin that every girl can enjoy! The character, Alexandria, is strong, witty, brave, and a perfect heroine for this awesome novel. An exciting and twisting plot will keep readers entertained for hours, but will there be a happy ending? Read the book to find out more! **Reviewed by: Safia Abdul
Guest More than 1 year ago
every sentence was great! i thought it was awsome. i bought it just so i could have something to read, but it was so GREAT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The plot was weak. It was supposed to be a spoof on fairy tales, more like it was a spoof on writing. The conversation between characters was weak and the characters themselves were pathetic. Poor dialogue and use of old English made this book see more like it should be called 'Run Goose Run'